WAYNE – Back at the Pete Chapman Baseball Complex Saturday afternoon, the Wayne State College baseball team played host to Bemidji State University.
Following a split on a neutral site diamond, Wayne State and Bemidji State each scored a run in the first inning. WSC added a run in the third, fifth and sixth while the Beavers could only manage a run in the fourth to fall 4-2.
Senior Cody Jenkins recorded a pair of singles and drove in one run. Junior Tanner Simons tripled while driving in a run as senior Bodie Cooper and junior David Janes each singled and drove in a run. Freshman Jackson Petersen doubled.
Freshman Aiden Breedlove picked up the win (3-3) in six innings allowing two runs (one earned) off of four hits while striking out three batters and walking one. Junior Kyle Kennebeck recorded his second save of the season striking out two batters in one inning.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 4 1 – BSU
1 0 1 0 1 1 X 4 6 0 – WSC
During the second contest, Wayne State got on the board early with two runs in the first and one in the second. Up 3-0, the ‘Cats brought in five runs in the fifth before splitting a pair of runs each in the sixth with BSU. Wayne State picked up the win 10-2, and the series (3-1) to improve to 18-18 overall and 13-11 in NSIC play as Bemidji State falls to 12-22 (9-13 NSIC).
Simons paced WSC at the plate doubling for one of his two hits while driving in four runs. Jenkins (double), Janes and freshman Peyton Barnes (double) each recorded three hits and a RBI. Petersen doubled for a second straight game.
Senior Teague McFadden picked up the win (2-3) in six innings allowing two earned runs off of seven hits while striking out four batters and walking one. Junior Dalton Smith, junior Brady Johnson and sophomore Jordan Mehl each worked an inning allowing one hit. Smith walked a batter while Mehl walked one and struck out another.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 10 1 – BSU
2 1 0 0 5 2 0 0 X 10 15 0 – WSC
Wayne State College will compete with Upper Iowa University on Wednesday, April 19 from the Pete Chapman Baseball Complex at 1/3 p.m.